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Stellar Strikes: Maalique Foster

By William Strome, 12/21/20, 12:30PM PST


Republic FC’s newest attacker has an eye for goal and bagged a number of sensational strikes over his career

The Indomitable Club signed Maalique Foster last week, acquiring a versatile attacking threat with international experience under his belt. 

The playmaker for the Jamaican Men’s National Team who primarily plays on the wing, has scored some big-time goals for both his club and country and will look to continue his goalscoring prowess during his debut campaign in Sacramento. 

But before Foster laces up his boots and dons the Old Glory Red kit for the 2021 USL Championship season, it’s time to take a look back and see some of the pacey winger’s most memorable strikes. 

Phenomenal Footwork

It was a dazzling display of individual creativity as all it took for Foster to find the back of the net was two brilliant touches before nudging the ball by the Arnett goalkeeper. Foster’s teammate in the central part of the pitch picked out the winger on the far flank who collected and controlled the pass with his first touch before chipping the ball over his defender with his second. As the ball dropped, Foster met it with his right foot and slipped his shot into goal to lift his side to a 1-0 lead. 

Perfect Placement

Maalique Foster doesn’t need to play as a number nine to have an offensive impact in a match but even when he’s on the wing, his efforts on goal look like they came from the foot of a pure striker. From a dead ball free kick, Foster rifles a blistering effort that brushes off the wall of defenders before carving its way into the top corner of net. The right-footed attempt from well outside the box left the helpless GK stone-footed and all the shot-stopper could do was admire the effort as it soared into net. 

Fantastic Field Awareness

The Indomitable Club’s newest winger is well aware of where he needs to be on the pitch both with and without possession. With the ball at his foot, Foster can dance around defenders and team his opponents in the dust but when his teammates are surging towards net with possession, Foster is fully capable of finding a seam in the defense and punishing his opponents when given space and just a second with the ball. He slams this strike by the Phoenix Rising FC goalkeeper after the ball fell to his foot from just a few feet away from goal. A true poachers finish. 

Human Highlight Reel

Picking your favorite from this montage is a high-class debate as Foster showcases his goalscoring skills in a number of different ways. Deciding which strike is the best of the bunch might be a tough call, so it’s best just to sit back and appreciate all the lethal finishes Foster has collected over parts of his pro career. 


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